Heinlein award created

The Heinlein Society has created the occassional Heinlein Award, given for hard sf that inspires the human exploration of space. Judges are Greg Bear, Joe Haldeman, Yoji Kondo, Elizabeth Moon, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Spider Robinson, Stanley Schmidt and Charles Sheffield, plus U.S. Naval Academy English professors Herb Gilliland and John Hill.